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James Gillray, ?, 1757–1815, British

Apothecaries, Taylors & c. Conquering France and Spain

Etching with hand coloring in watercolor

Lettered in image: "All's lost | Dr Prattle says right - I'll go over to the Opposition and never drink another Pot with my Lords Footman | Invade us - Damme, what can Soup Meager do against Beef & Plumb Pudding | Dont Talk to me of your Dukes & your Lords, I'm a True Born Englishman, & dont care for Nobody not I - they dare not invade us - Damme they dare not - you Glister Pipe, you pitiful Plaister Spreader You------ | Blood & Guts, what are we all about - our Armys are grazing in Idleness, like a Flock of Sheep till they die of the Rot - I'd send them to Slaughter all the Cattle on the Enemy's Coast & make the Papist Scoundrells keep a long Lent of it | To destroy all their Looms | we want men of Activity | Old England will never be conquer'd while we can Brew such Drink as this | Lords! Take care of the punch! | We're all in the Suds - I could shew them a way to lower their French Toupees | Beg your Pardon my Dr Sir, meant no Offence my Dr Mr Tallow - too much Love & Respect - your Perfectly in the Right - of the same Opinion of my Led & I - they'll never Invade us as you say & my Lud Chatter observed to me the other Night at Lady Carbuncles"; lettered below image: "APOTHECARIES _ TAYLORS, &c. Conquering FRANCE and SPAIN."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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